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17 Nov/09

Would (or Do You) You Pay for Online Content? [Reader Poll]

Would (or Do You) You Pay for Online Content? [Reader Poll]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); According to a survey conducted by market research company Forrester, 80 percent of U.S. consumers won’t pony up if the web sites they currently read for free decided to go behind a pay wall. Would you? While Lifehacker has no designs of putting up any sort of pay wall, news sites and various other sites around the web are struggling to keep their businesses afloat, and the pay wall is a common attempt at a solution....

17 Nov/09

From the Tips Box: Switching Browsers, Wallpaper Schedules, and Quicklink To-Dos [From The Tips Box]

From the Tips Box: Switching Browsers, Wallpaper Schedules, and Quicklink To-Dos [From The Tips Box]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Readers offer their best tips for switching browsers with a hotkey, scheduling work time with rotating wallpapers, and using Gmail quicklinks as a to-do list. Don’t like the gallery layout? Click here to view everything on one page. About the Tips Box: Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips in our inbox, but for various reasons—maybe they’re a bit too niche, maybe we couldn’t find...

16 Nov/09

Use Old Mittens To Protect Your Sunglasses [Clever Uses]

Use Old Mittens To Protect Your Sunglasses [Clever Uses]

Don’t throw out single mittens when you lose their mate. Slip them over a pair of specs or sunglasses to protect them from scratches. Photo via Real Simple. Like single socks, mate-less mittens aren’t much good for keeping you warm and covered. Don’t throw them out, though—just put them to use as protective cases for your eyewear. Sure, they won’t keep them from getting bent or broken, but they’re perfect for stashing in a glovebox or drawer. Pick up...


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16 Nov/09

Apostrophe.me Explains When You Really Need Apostrophes [Writing]

Apostrophe.me Explains When You Really Need Apostrophes [Writing]

Apostrophes are both over- and under-utilized in the English language. A light-hearted but factual illustration at apostrophe.me makes flowchart-style sense of when to bust out the vertically flipped comma. Update: Apologies for the duplicate post. From the cracked but clever mind of Matthew Inman and his site The Oatmeal, “How to Use an Apostrophe” is worth bookmarking, printing, or just remembering as a Google phrase (it currently ranks as the top result for, well, “How...

16 Nov/09

VHD Attach Adds Virtual Hard Drive Mounting to Your Right-Click Menu [Downloads]

VHD Attach Adds Virtual Hard Drive Mounting to Your Right-Click Menu [Downloads]

Windows 7/Windows Server 2008: If you’re a fan of the virtual hard drive system available in newer versions of Windows but you’re not a fan digging in the control panel for clunky mounting and unmounting, check out VHD Attach. The default method for mounting and unmounting a VHD is either to drill down through several layers of windows or bust out a command at the command prompt. VHD Attach simply adds a right-click “Attach” and “Detach” entry when you...

16 Nov/09

Chromium on Linux Gets Bookmark Sync [Chromium]

Chromium on Linux Gets Bookmark Sync [Chromium]

If you’re running on the cutting edge of Chrome with a Chromium daily build on Linux, you can now try out the Google-based bookmark syncing that Windows users have had for a bit now. You’ll have to add --enable-sync to your launching command, but it should work fairly intuitively after that. Your bookmarks are synced to a folder in Google Docs, which you can access and edit if you’ve got an active account. [Kabatology] Continua a leggere – Original Link:...

16 Nov/09

An Early Look at Chrome’s Extensions System [Extensions]

An Early Look at Chrome’s Extensions System [Extensions]

It’s not officially released, but a gallery-like site for extensions has made itself known into the latest development builds of Google Chrome for Windows and Linux. Take a peek at what’s coming, presumably very soon, in these development screenshots. The Download Squad blog was the first to notice the new new thing in Chrome—namely, a jigsaw-like page corner in Chrome’s new tab page, next to a message at the bottom that reads “New! Chrome now has bookmark...

14 Nov/09

Keep Your Wallpaper Fresh with Cross-Platform Wally [Downloads]

Keep Your Wallpaper Fresh with Cross-Platform Wally [Downloads]

Windows/Mac/Linux: If you’ve been sporting the same desktop wallpaper since the Bush administration, it might be time to mix it up a little. Wally is a lightweight wallpaper changer that pulls images from a wide pool of sources. For a simple wallpaper refresh, you can simply point Wally at a folder on your computer and set the interval at which you want the wallpaper to refresh. If you don’t have a huge stash of wallpaper, or you’re tired of your collection, you can have...

14 Nov/09

DIY Sliding Chandelier Stays Clear of Projectors [DIY]

DIY Sliding Chandelier Stays Clear of Projectors [DIY]

So you bought yourself a brand new projector, but there’s one not-so-tiny problem—your ceiling-mounted lighting is in the way. Check out the DIY, sliding solution that Swedish designer Linus Ã…kesson has implemented in his own living room. Although some of us might have taken the chandelier in question out of the room and headed to our local big box store for a few extra lamps, Linus, who can be found at his blog linusakesson, went a different direction. Determined not...

14 Nov/09

From the Tips Box: Multiple Logins, Firefox Betas, and Electrical Tubes [From The Tips Box]

From the Tips Box: Multiple Logins, Firefox Betas, and Electrical Tubes [From The Tips Box]

Readers offer their best tips for logging into the same site with two accounts at once, running multiple versions of Firefox on the same Mac, and threading wires through long electrical tubes. Don’t like the gallery layout? Click here to view everything on one page. About the Tips Box: Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips in our inbox, but for various reasons—maybe they’re a bit too niche, maybe we couldn’t find a good way to present it, or maybe...

13 Nov/09

DVD Knife Quickly Extracts Any Clip from DVDs [Downloads]

DVD Knife Quickly Extracts Any Clip from DVDs [Downloads]

Trying to extract clips from a DVD is usually a roundabout process that involves a lot of waiting. Free utility DVD Knife makes it easy to extract clips from any part of your DVD. Generally, in order to extract a small clip from a DVD, you’ve got to rip and convert the entire movie—or at least a specific chapter—before you can work with it. DVD Knife does away with this lengthy process with a quick, four-click solution. When you start it up, you just open the disc, navigate...

13 Nov/09

The Gingerbread Announcer Desktop [Featured Desktop]

The Gingerbread Announcer Desktop [Featured Desktop]

Reader andykashyap85’s Mac desktop proves that sometimes simplicity is all you really need for an awesome desktop that helps keep you motivated. The simple OS X desktop consists of nothing more than: Wallpaper: Announcement Geektool Quote of the Day Geektool Time: date +%D VLC Icon See Andy’s full post for more details. Want to create your own OS X desktop customization? Check out our guide to monitoring your Mac and more with GeekTool to add basic system stats and information,...

13 Nov/09

Temporarily Magnetize Your Screwdriver for Fumble-Free Repairs [MacGyver Tip]

Temporarily Magnetize Your Screwdriver for Fumble-Free Repairs [MacGyver Tip]

When you’re tinkering, especially on a project with tiny screws, it can be intensely frustrating to have a screw disappear into the carpet or inside your project. Temporarily magnetize your screwdriver with this simple trick. Instructables user Larry SDonald found that magnetized screw drivers were handy but they have the downside of being unsuitable for working around magnetically-sensitive equipment. His solution to the problem—rather than buying duplicates of all his tools...

12 Nov/09

Thanksgiving Checklist Keeps Your Holiday Planning on Track [Thanksgiving]

Thanksgiving Checklist Keeps Your Holiday Planning on Track [Thanksgiving]

Thanksgiving is still a couple weeks away, but Turkey day will be here before you know it. Start planning now to make the actual day as stress-free as possible with this easy-to-follow checklist—starting three weeks in advance. Photo by tuchodi Even if you’ve hosted many a Thanksgiving get-together before, it’s always nice to have some written reminders of the things that need to get done before the big day arrives. Handy home weblog ShelterPop has you covered with a...

12 Nov/09

SaveEveryWay Sends Daily Reminders to Save Money [Saving]

SaveEveryWay Sends Daily Reminders to Save Money [Saving]

A recent study showed that daily SMS reminders have real impact on saving. The folks behind SaveEveryWay were inspired, and now offer free daily quotes and reminders to save, delivered by SMS, RSS, email, or Twitter feed. It’s only been up and running for a few days, but SaveEveryWay intends to continue delivering inspirational quotes, reminders, and other thoughts about savings for free. The updates are delivered at 8:11 Pacific every day, and they’re just a way to keep a...

12 Nov/09

From the Tips Box: More Milk Foam, Chrome History, and Deodorant Streaks [From The Tips Box]

From the Tips Box: More Milk Foam, Chrome History, and Deodorant Streaks [From The Tips Box]

Readers offer their best tips for making coffee-house milk foam at home, searching your history from Chrome’s address bar, and easily wiping deodorant streaks off clothing. Don’t like the gallery layout? Click here to view everything on one page. About the Tips Box: Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips in our inbox, but for various reasons—maybe they’re a bit too niche, maybe we couldn’t find a good way to present it, or maybe we just couldn’t...

12 Nov/09

Remains of the Day: SafeSearch Update Makes Your Kids Hate You Edition [For What It’s Worth]

Remains of the Day: SafeSearch Update Makes Your Kids Hate You Edition [For What It’s Worth]

Users are brutally honest when they’re searching Google, TweetDeck for iPhone updates, and Google’s open-sourced a new programming language. The Go Programming Language Google launches their own open-source programming language. It’s called Go, and it’s aiming to be fast, safe, and fun. We’ll see! Locking SafeSearch Google now let’s users lock their adult-content filtering technology, SafeSearch. When SafeSearch is locked to Strict, search results...

10 Nov/09

From the Tips Box: Stripped Screws, Chrome Bookmarks, and Fire Starters [From The Tips Box]

From the Tips Box: Stripped Screws, Chrome Bookmarks, and Fire Starters [From The Tips Box]

Readers offer their best tips for fixing stripped screw holes, syncing Chrome bookmarks from the cloud, and other household emergency fire starters. Don’t like the gallery layout? Click here to view everything on one page. About the Tips Box: Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips in our inbox, but for various reasons—maybe they’re a bit too niche, maybe we couldn’t find a good way to present it, or maybe we just couldn’t fit it in—the tip...

9 Nov/09

Brine Your Thanksgiving Turkey for Juicier Results [Food]

Brine Your Thanksgiving Turkey for Juicier Results [Food]

Thanksgiving’s just around the corner, which means many of us will try our hand at cooking a turkey in hopes we don’t dry it out. It only takes a little know-how in combination with some science to produce the juiciest results possible. For those new to brining, the basic idea behind the process is that by soaking a meat that is low in fat (turkey, pork, chicken) in a mixture of salt and water, you’re increasing your meat’s ability to retain its moisture. Over...

21 Ott/09

Get It Wrong Before You Google to Learn It Better [Study Hacks]

Get It Wrong Before You Google to Learn It Better [Study Hacks]

We live in an era where the answer to almost any fact-based question is no further than a Google search away, but Scientific American highlights a study suggesting subjects forced to get something wrong before being told the answer learn it better. Photo by John Althouse Cohen. In many ways the results don’t seem terribly surprising—everyone’s had that one fact they remember better than all the rest because it was the one they kept getting wrong. But it also flies in...